maypirate: (OBLAARGAG)
So in addendum to my last jobby post wherein I said my boss wanted to have two locations open simultaneously, the situation has changed.

No no, instead we'll be closed for two days during the week. But meanwhile, we're going to be open for rentals until Tuesday while the entire store is being disassembled around us. It's hard to find things, sections are broken up, there are cords and nails everywhere...this is, officially, the worst idea my boss has ever had. And lo, she has had many.

But I'm actually considerably less depressed. Because it's gone so far into the ridiculously incomprehensible that it's bordering on hysterical.

Let's take a tour, shall we?



This is where I spent my evening last night. )



Just take me along.

While it sucks for everyone, I have no patience for customers complaining about things not having immediately visible covers (boo fucking hoo), the people who are like "but we're so close!" (dude, we're moving two fucking blocks and you don't have to work this mess), and especially not the guy who came in last night asking if we had liquor when there are BARS ON EITHER SIDE OF US.

So yeah. I was there until 12 and shortly I'm going back and this will make day 8 of being at work every day with no immediately guaranteed day off in sight. But honestly, I'm doing okay, because I hooked up a TV so we don't have to work in horrible silence and it's just so comically inept at this point that like...what am I gonna do?

This morning [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire hid my keys so I couldn't go back to work before she made me breakfast, and I had this text conversation with Richard, who opened this morning and hadn't actually seen everything until them:

Me: Are you surviving?
Richard: I guess you could say that. This is a fucking mess.
Me: I'll be there soon.
Richard: Bring a gas can.
Me: I've heard kerosene works better (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] mossgreen!)
Richard: Molotov cocktail hour

And that's the way it is.
maypirate: (Kirk/Sulu - kikipups kiss)
In the realm of things that are not bad and actually awesome...

THERE IS STILL A WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR THE KIRK/SULU NON-DENOMINATIONAL HOLIDAY EXCHANGE!!!

Offer fics or art! Receive fics or art! Tell your friends, tell your enemies (if they like Kirk/Sulu), spread the happiness and the love!



Kikipups and ice cream thank you for your time. :)
maypirate: (Kenshin headbang)
So I'm thinking that my boss' "moving the entire store" idea, which seemed like a not bad idea at the time, was actually really just one of her bad ideas but in a clever costume so I didn't realize it at first.

She wants us to have two locations open with half our shit split between the two stores except only one location can run our fucking DOS operating system and one place won't have phone lines and we have 25,000 movies, 2 printers, 3 desks, and 50 shelves to move. And a giant chest of drawers. And...and I don't even know what else.

And I also found out that I'll be opening five days a week soon.

The thing is though, while I've considered bursting into hysterical stress-tears or screaming, what really happens when I try to think about all this is first I'm like this:



And then I'm like this:



...because I honestly can't even comprehend what a mess it's going to be. The sheer magnitude of potential stress and stupidity flat-out crashes my brain.

And then I just stare.

And staaaaaaaare.

O.O
maypirate: (Haruhi - desk)
Now that I've been eerily silent for a week, I feel like I should try to learn to talk again. Or write. I dunno, I seem to be bad at both of these things, but I feel like I just haven't had much of interest to say.

You get a bullet point list, I'm sorry for that, it happens when I fall behind.

-Life continues apace with [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire. She joined me for Yoga last week, which I need because without a yoga buddy I'm less inclined to go, so hopefully she'll keep me on track.

-Last weekend, [livejournal.com profile] jou and I went to a Quilt Expo and attended a lecture on Esty shops and then bought many a craft good.

-Tuesday I walked around for three hours hanging up flyers to try to attract new students and such. It was mostly all right- it was a beautiful day and I didn't really have to talk to anyone, although I did have one unpleasant conversation with a total asshole and eventually my feet feel badly magical. I probably walked at least three miles, all over campus and then back to my apartment.

-...where [livejournal.com profile] jou, [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh and [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose awaited me, and we had dinner and talked about all kinds of things and stuff and it was good to see Rachel before she disappeared into the wilds of Maryland. I even got to meet her cats.

-I've been meaning to post about this since I found out, but I'm super slow: my store is moving. )

-I watched "X-Men: First Class" again and came to the same conclusion: I like Magneto. The end.

-It's almost the High Holidays, and also [livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces will be here soon and we will make all the food in the world.

-The library downtown is moving so Friday [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck and a friend from work went to their sale and I got a stack of old teen and cooking magazines, a book on guinea pigs, one book that's so awesome I have to scan it, and one giant "Textbook of Medicine" for the fantastic price of about $3.

-Last night I watched [livejournal.com profile] harukaceles make a yakisoba recipe, and we finished "RuPaul's Drag Race" and everyone was beautiful.

-As far as anything creative, though, I've felt awful and unfocused and I tried to write yesterday and it was terrible and I spent most of the weekend just being a giant shlub and maybe I needed that because I feel like I'm constantly on the move but urgh. Apparently I'm only allowed two weeks of creativity and then a month and a half of feeling like an inept failure, which is lame because now I actually have a deadline and I never should have said anything about my stbb because I probably jinxed myself and why am I so bad at fandom adskfhsdkjfs everything is flies forever.

-But I did build a shelf and seven drawers while drinking wine and watching B-movies. So that was good. But I gave myself an awesome blister on the palm of my right hand. Which is not so good. I guess it evens out or something, blar.

This was a very long and boring entry so here is a gamerpig for your time

maypirate: (More things)
So there's actually two lifeish events in the past 2 days that I feel like commemorating, but I'll do the more serious one first.

My dad is giving a lecture this afternoon as part of a 9/11 symposium. My dad is an excellent speaker, a Jew who grew up in Manhattan who is fascinated by religion and has created an entire institute on for the study of the Abrahamic faiths. I can't think of someone better to talk today.

Some say the earth was feverous and did shake. )
maypirate: (Sulu - drillhair)
So some of you knew this and some of you didn't and some of you don't care but anyway, I uh... I actually signed up for [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang again this year.

And um...tonight I submitted my first draft. And it's partly the story I failed at hardcore last year, only now with more Kirk/Sulu all over everything.

I don't even know how it happened or if I'll jinx it by talking about it but I'm just. I can't. What? How did this happen? I'm cold and there are wolves after me.

I feel both great awe and terror at so many things, but also just a little bit like this spider:



So, uh...that's all.

@.@

I'll go to bed now.
maypirate: (Black Books - time-wasting bastards)
This is a conversation I had yesterday:

Richard: So this is my new motorcycle helmet and it has built in sunglasses and blue tooth and air vents and it looks like something out of Voltron!
Me: I got my sweatshirt out of a dumpster!
Richard: HIGH FIVE!

I'm good at life.

Or not so much. I don't even know. I was scheduled for a three day weekend but I spent Friday being in pain from having my teeth hardcore cleaned and scraped, Saturday at a 9 hour garage sale in the rain where people were cheap as hell, and then getting called in to take someone's 1-9 shift yesterday. And of course I work today, because holidays are a foreign word to me.

This is on top of my newly somewhat more social life, since [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire is a force of nature and it's been a long time since there was someone else in my house to make me do things. Although I have threatened to hide her computer if she doesn't stop living on tumblr and reblogging everything that has to do with "The Avengers."

Speaking of that movie and all the other superhero movies I'm no good at, I just felt like telling all of the "X-Men: First Class" fans that we have like 20 copies of the movie in my store. In fact I'm touching one right now. )

Anyway. Time to daydream about sandwiches for three hours and maybe work on a cover letter.

Edit: I just remembered that the last time I taunted people with a desirable DVD (which was Star Trek), I then fell illish! Today it seems my ribbing has conjured ALL THE FLIES IN THE WORLD. AUUUGH STOP TOUCHING EVERYTHING FLIES WHYYY And we just got our first "are you open today?" call. MY HUBRIS, LET ME SHOW YOU IT.
maypirate: (Enterprise - old school)
So I don't have a fabulous med school dean-granted job, but um...I have a great personal reference? I dunno, long way to go. I've also learned that since I'm a manager, apparently I'm supposed to give a month's notice before I leave, which um...I'm not sure what to do about that, since how can I leave if I don't have another job, but how can I get another job if I'm not allowed to leave in a timely fashion? I need to sort this shit out.

But in the realm of sorting things out, a somewhat more easy (if time-consuming) task has been cleaning my house for the arrival of [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire. It's probably the most thorough cleaning I've done since I moved in, and it included rearranging all the kitchen cabinets, the linen closet, and my book shelves. And that was just what I did from 10 pm - 3 am Thursday night.

Except for the part where I went to the eye doctor and had my eyes dilated, I spent all yesterday cleaning too. Then [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck and I went to get Thai food and I was so braindead that he kept laughing at me, so I went to bed early. And yet even so...it is not quite complete. Ai-ya.

Anyway, because I know the answers to these things, having been intimately occupied with them for the past day, here is a home-related meme from [livejournal.com profile] moons_creations:

This is where I continue to live... )

Maybe later I'll actually upload pictures of my dwelling, but I can't from the work computer.

Here is a guinea pig named Wilson for your time:

maypirate: (Stranger Than Fiction - Karen eat pen)
Yesterday was my mom's birthday. Happy birthday, mom! We went to Restaurant Muramoto, which is a nice place, but actually seems to have more sushi than Sushi Muramoto. So um, yeah, good name choice there, guys.

And then there was delicious cake. I sewed her a bunny with a removable hat - I will post pictures in the future.

And other than that, there's not a lot to say. I went to the gym this morning before work, which was um...a thing, and this time next week I will have a new [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire as my roommate. And I got a tumblr because all my friends are jerks everyone else was doing it and I was avoiding doing other things and I like pictures of things I like.

My tumblr is friedcheesemogu, so please come follow me or let me know your tumblr name and we can all be tumblr friends and you can watch me reblog a billion pictures of guinea pigs and John Cho and other people's customer service woes. It'll be a party!

Tonight I'm meeting Megan's dad and he will look at my resume and then (I assume) be all "with my mighty med school dean powers, I grant you a fabulous job of wonder!" Or you know, ideally just be really helpful.
maypirate: (Yip yip monsters)
Man, last week happened and I didn't really accomplish much of anything. I'm in a terrible creative drought (I know, but worse than usual, really) and I mostly just lay around and watched "Spartacus: Sex and Profanity" and poked at "Fruit Ninja" and "Bejeweled" on the Kikipod.

To spare everyone the whining, I'll get it over with quickly: boo boo boo I suck at fandom and I'll never write or be creative again everything sucks.

Anyway.

I promised the tale of [livejournal.com profile] jou and I dumpster diving last week, and so it shall be. We wandered far and wide, from the frats and co-ops to university-type housing, up and down hills, across the Square. But the journey itself is not as interesting as what we found (the things we actually kept are denoted with a "*"):

-Some posters, one of a famous painting of a guy standing on a cliff over the sea*
-A stairstep basket*
-A half-used bottle of lube
-A still-working finger vibrator (don't worry, we were wearing rubber gloves)
-At least four microwaves
-Shoes that were way too big
-Ants. Oh god, ants.
-A vodka bottle shaped like an assault rifle
-Old underwear, both men's and women's, including bras of all kinds and at least one thong
-A bunch of empty DVD cases
-Lots of bathroom products: shampoo, sponges, soaps, etc.
-A dark blue hoodie with a faded star pattern*
-A yellow "California" shirt (from Cal Berkeley)*
-5 beer pitchers from the student union that can be redeemed for $1 each*
-A blank wooden plaque suitable for crafting*
-Small pictures for collaging*
-2 garlands of fake flowers*
-2 beer glasses from local bars*
-Slipper-shoe things*
-3 perfectly good dresses*
-1 brown flowy peasant skirt*
-1 lacy dress thing with a top that turned out to be really stretched out but maybe can be fixed*
-A blouse*
-Lounge pants*
-A tan shirt with a silver sequined collar* (I'm wearing it right now!)
-A good pair of black sketchers slip on shoes*
-A Mortal Kombat comic book from the early 90's* (it was given as a present to [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck)
-Rotting meat saran-wrapped to a plate and sdhfskdhks it was so awful we both screamed
-Lots and lots of (generally meat-free) dishes
-Some good coffee tables
-Furniture that seemed like it could have been donated but no, college kids are wasteful
-A book on architectural design*
-A box of 2010-2011 day planners
-Lots of old notebooks, course papers, etc (but sadly no textbooks that could be turned in for dollars)
-A picture frame*
-More old condiments/kitchen cabinet goods/empty liquor bottles than can ever really be counted

I'm sure there was more, but that's all I can really remember. The horrormeat was notable, as was the working vibrator. By the end we were very tired and had drinks with [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck, then went home to collapse. It was probably my most productive "Hippie Christmas" in several years and I was glad for the company since last year I had to do it on my own.

I have all of one day off from now until Sept. 2nd, and I intend to use it to clean all the things since [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire will be moving in prooobably this coming weekend. She is my new Danielle, only taller and more actually around! It will be an adventure no doubt. I wish I could help her drive across the country, but sadly, there is acid to be mined.
maypirate: (Kyouya eeEEeeWWww!)
So this morning I was sitting, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, one of my nemeses showed up. I immediately had to tell everyone I was talking to on gmail about it:

[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:There's a house centipede about three feet away from me.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:Sitting.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:Waiting.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:It's all stripey.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:Its many protrusions are striped.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:I'm afraid if I don't keep a close eye on it, it will run over my toes.
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:OH GOD IT JUST MADE A BREAK FOR WHERE I WAS ABOUT TO GO STAND
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate:IT KNOWS MY MIND

Their reactions were varied:

[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: Is it at work?
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces:Then don't worry
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: You will leave and it will die

[livejournal.com profile] jactrades: just don't go near anything
[livejournal.com profile] jactrades: ever again
[livejournal.com profile] jactrades: and keep an eye on the ceiling
[livejournal.com profile] jactrades: in case it climbs and then FALLS

[livejournal.com profile] jou: egad
[livejournal.com profile] jou: drop a book on it!

[livejournal.com profile] caffeaffogato: OSHIT
[livejournal.com profile] caffeaffogato: SDAD
[livejournal.com profile] caffeaffogato: ASDFKL;JAS;DL
[livejournal.com profile] caffeaffogato: WELRK

I freakin' hate house centipedes, and if you are not familiar with them, they look like this (warning: DO NOT CLICK IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN A WORLD THAT IS GOOD AND JUST) and they move like the goddamn wind and now it's hiding somewhere between the counter and the porn bin, dreaming of crawling up my pants and touching me with its six trillion horrible stripey legs.

Wikipedia has this to say about them:

In 1902, C.L. Marlatt, an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture wrote a brief description of the house centipede:

It may often be seen darting across floors with very great speed, occasionally stopping suddenly and remaining absolutely motionless, presently to resume its rapid movements, often darting directly at inmates of the house, particularly women, evidently with a desire to conceal itself beneath their dresses, and thus creating much consternation.


Consterfuckingnation indeed, Mr. Marlatt.

So um. That's been my morning. How are you?

Addendum:

[livejournal.com profile] maypirate: I think it's safely behind the porn now.
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: Oh, thank goodness
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: I hope it jumps out at someone renting porn
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: That would be hilarious
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate: That would fucking make my life.
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: if you find its body, put it inside the case for Human Centipede
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate: *laaaaaaaaaaaaaughs*
[livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces: *reasons no one will ever hire me*
[livejournal.com profile] maypirate: I would hire you for just that reason.
maypirate: (Mulder - thinking)
I started an entry earlier but then my boss came in early for her dumb face and I couldn't finish it and now I'm tired and my internet is the speed of a severely impaired snail and I don't have the mental or emotional energy to shout at a fucking automated voice menu right now.

Here's a list of some things from the past few days of me, I'll elaborate on at least one of them in the future:

-I started watching "Spartacus: Sex and Profanity Blood and Sand" over the weekend, then passed it on to [livejournal.com profile] jou and now we are both entranced by the violence and the filth they say and the trashy delicious drama. :)
-My brand new headphones from Otakon broke before I ever got to use them. :(
-I got charged almost $300 for two allergy appointments, thanks American healthcare system. :(
-I snapped at a woman on the phone because of the stupid American healthcare system and she didn't deserve it. :(
-I cried about bills. :(
-[livejournal.com profile] jou and I went dumpster diving. :)
-I called the place I applied to and the woman on the phone wasn't very nice and it made me wonder if every local business has some kind of horrible troll owner, because the ones I've worked for so far definitely do and now I am so much less excited about the job but I doubt I'll get it. :(
-I cried about my job prospects. :(
-I got a haircut finally. :)
-I did not win $5000 from the grocery store. :(
-I got myself a piece of cake to feel better. :)
-Really, I can't even post a fucking comment on LJ? My guinea pig tumblr won't load? What the hell am I paying for, Charter?! >(
-[livejournal.com profile] jou gave me her old ipod touch, which was actually [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire's old ipod touch. It's kind of like giving a salamander a forklift - my ineptitude with it knows no bounds. But I did name it "Kikipod" and gave it a Kirk/Sulu wallpaper. :)
-There is the 2nd Annual Sulu Fest going on but um...it's the middle of the week and I have no time. :(

So really it all evens out to something like this:



In the future I'll tell the magical tale of Bearz and Burrz and the Great Trash-Looting Adventure, but right now I think I just need to go to bed.
maypirate: (L sleep)
And so the week passed. I finally got to try a Tibetan restaurant I've been oggling, [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck and I went to the library where I got books on medical curiosities and sewing, [livejournal.com profile] jou and I hung out with [livejournal.com profile] sail_aweigh and her amazing cats, and I had a good day at the gym on Friday which means that instead of spending the first 15 minutes of my run going "aksfuhsdkskj" I was kind of into it. And I applied for a job that I think I am terribly qualified for. So here's hoping.

Anyway.

I realized I've been social every night for a week, so today I am going to sit in my house and be a hermit. I may sew. I may write. NONE CAN SAY. The biggest goal will be to not sleep all the time forever. I do have to go out and run some errands first, but then...sitting. Hardcore sitting action.

Nicky appears to be trying to eat her tiny plush giraffe, which makes me concerned that she's developed a taste for animal flesh that nothing can truly sate. Here I always expected that would happen to Olivia first.

maypirate: (HP - Beautiful animal)
Last week seemed so tremendously busy or something. I'm not sure I got home before 8 pm any day but Friday, and that was because I skittered out of work early and then fell asleep.

But I went to the gym, cleaned out the super disgusting fridge at work, nearly went catatonic in a meeting with my boss where she just talked and talked and talked about her newest money-making venture that sounds (as usual) like a terrible idea, got to eat at a new dumpling restaurant, saw HP 7.2 and drank a rum and coke simultaneously (I am harcore), and gave a bachelorette party.

In regards to ye olde Harry Potter... )

To be honest, though, my favorite part may have been the soundtrack. I really dug that. I will have to find a place from which to procure it for not so many dollars.

And yes, I did mention a bachelorette party. It was for [livejournal.com profile] monkeybobert and it was a good time, even though we opted not to try to go to a strip club because we are cheap and didn't want to pay a cover charge or deal with a drink minimum. Instead there was not-Japanese-Japanese-food, saketinis, funny hats, a porn store with $1 cock rings that we wore like actual rings, pie with exorbitant amounts of oreos, then crafts while we watched bad "sexy(?)" movies. I will have to get the pictures. I considered it a great success, and much less intense and taxing than going out all night in New York. I think we were all tired by midnight. :F

And then my parents came back from England and brought the pigs fabulous presents from Harrods and a stuffed "plague rat" for me. They know me so well.

Now it is Monday and I'm totally going to yoga this week. For real.
maypirate: (Madoka - Charlotte)
I took my Charlotte doll to Otakon.

She was very popular. In fact, many people asked if she was for sale. No, she was not. Several people asked if they could just hug her. That was allowed.



This is Charlotte's recap of her journey to fabulousness and back again. )

The end! ♥
maypirate: (Asuka - sky)
So my story of Otakon goes something like this.

Despite my plans on getting to the airport in time to get our bags on the plane (which meant we got up at 3:15 and left at 4), the security line was incredibly long and terribly slow, such that I was certain we were going to miss the flight. We finally made it through just as they started paging us, and Chris ran ahead to tell them we were coming, while I grabbed all our stuff and then ran with it. In retrospect, we really should have done it the other way around, because I thought I might have my very fist asthma attack.

But we made it.

And eventually we got to D.C., from which [livejournal.com profile] yawmin retrieved us. There was gumbo and Rita's. Thursday we drove to Baltimore and accidentally took the scenic route. We folded shirts in accordance with prophecy and surprisingly didn't have to wait in line for the Japanese restaurant.

Friday morning was when I realized that in my incredible brilliance, I had failed to pack half of my button parts. I had thought that the fronts and backs were in a bag together, but nope. Just a bag of the backs. And so I prepared myself for a button-less con, when [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck found a kind girl who shared her button parts and they lasted me all through the weekend. It was amazing. I owe her a squid and so much more.

And then I drew forever, because no one wanted the buttons I brought with me, just commissions. Here are some of the things I drew:

-12 My Little Pony ponies, all for one guy (I thus learned the term "Brony")
-Kurt and whatshisboyfriend from Glee
-5 Llamas with hats
-Some "Drrrr" yaoi that wasn't supposed to be yaoi because the girl wanted to give it to her dad such that he wouldn't know it was yaoi? I don't even know what was going on there.
-Sailor Moon
-Several people at the con
-A tardis
-David Tennant
-Castiel from SPN
-Fire-nation Zutara
-A bunch of original characters
-The perennial "Ed eating cake" button
-A Dolfie
-Diva Charlotte
-Fai and Kurogane from Tsubasa as a doctor and nurse, respectively
-Fai by himself
-A submarine sandwich
-Other stuff I don't remember

My fancy new uniformed Spock doll had many admirers, but no one bought him, so in the end he went home with Aja. I did sell Mystique, though, and to a person on LJ!

Admidst this there was bubble tea, lots of fried food from the concessions, visiting with [livejournal.com profile] junemermaid and [livejournal.com profile] moonscreations and a few trips to the dealer's room. This was actually the first con in years where I bought no Asuka-related goods. It was very strange.

And then eventually, we came back home. And I spent Monday sleeping forever. I had a good time, although it seemed to last barely any time at all. Chris had a good time too, and that was important, as it was his first con and initially I was all worried and stuff.

And so it passed.

And here are some pictures. )

Stay tuned for a totally ridiculous Charlotte-related recap, because I had an idea and then I ran with it and it got out of hand the end.
maypirate: (Alice chair)
I was so busy with work and sewing (in the end, all the things were not sewed, although I made a pretty kicking clothed Spock) that I failed to post that I was going to Otakon, and then LJ was down so the one day I did have webs, I couldn't actually say anything.

You know, in case anyone missed me or was concerned or anything.

I went to Otakon with [livejournal.com profile] infinityduck.

Now we are home.

It was good if stressful times. My hand feels funny from drawing so much.

I have ignored 2 episodes of NCIS to catch up on LJ and eat ramen, really the only feasible food in my house.

(I still love you LJ and I read everything, I just suck at commenting because my brain is...I can't even think of a good word I'm sorry I'm a monsterrrr)

I am so excited to sleep in tomorrow. And then I will blather on about my journey.

Although Wisconsin? Having the same climate as Baltimore is not cool. Please reconsider this decision, thank you.
maypirate: (Momoko - sew)
I had yesterday off. It was amazing. I cleaned my house, and then I pretty much just slept forever. I also did some sewing and ate delicious pulled pork. It was a successful day and I finally feel rested for the first time all week.

I often fall off the webs on the weekends, but this time I may extra fall off, and that's because I'm trying to sew everything in the world to take to Otakon.

So here is my plan for today:



From left to right:
Top row - bunny with weird hat, Mystique, bunny with frog hat, Spock
Middle row - Uhura, pink birddd, Homura, Kyuubey
Bottom row - Paisley McSquidderson, Sparkle McSquidderson, Charlotte, Mami

The "McSquidderson (TM)" name appears courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces, who came up with it.

If there's time, I also have a headcrab prototype, a jellyfish prototype, and bits for a Sulu.

So yeah. Let's see what happens!
maypirate: (Onicup)
It's Wednesday, it's been disgustingly hot, and now it is time for a GRATUITOUS PIG SPAM. Because everyone needs that.

I also wanted to thank everyone who expressed concern over [livejournal.com profile] starsandgraces's pigtragedy last week, and pass on that Milly and Mandy are under careful watch but doing fine. And Molly is fondly and lovingly remembered, and her sisters likely survived because of her. Hail Molly.

So the weekend before last I bathed my own pigs, which is always fabulous picture fodder, and now I throw it all at you because I can.



Who could resist such a face? )

Thank you for your time. I hope everyone has a decent day.
maypirate: (My good friend caffeine)
Borrowing this gif from the cache of [livejournal.com profile] jactrades:



I FINISHED MAXWELL STREET HELL AND NOW I AM DONE AND AS GOD IS MY WITNESS I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN EVEN IF IT MEANS I HAVE TO FUCKING QUIT MY DAMN JOB IF I'M STILL TRAPPED IN IT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

And now I can have my life back.

It wasn't as terrible as it could have been, I suppose, and the horrible heat wasn't so oppressive, at least while I was there. But I did get sweaty and on Friday my feet really hurt, and my boss was fairly useless but this was all expected.

I did get some good deals from other stores, and my favorite was being able to stuff a bag full of various fabric samples and other crafting goods for $5. I did it twice because yesterday they had old "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbooks with truly amazing pictures in them.

Anyway. Friday I also retrieved a [livejournal.com profile] timbean from the Navy, and now am waiting for her to wake up so we can go do...pretty much anything that isn't standing in a tent trying to get people to buy movies. Yesssss.
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